TWO YOUTHS KILLED IN MOTOR ACCIDENT SUNDAY, 1936, Comanche County, Kansas Hosted by RootsWeb, the oldest & largest FREE genealogical site. Click here to visit RootsWeb.
Bibliography     Biography     Cemeteries     Churches    Cities & Towns     Clubs     Contributors     Diamond Jubilee    Events     FAQ     Genealogy     Guest Book - Sign     Guest Book - View     History     Links     Maps     News Articles     Newspapers     Opry     Photos     Poetry     Queries     Records     Resources    Satellite Images     Schools     Search     Veterans     HOME

The Wilmore News, November 27, 1936.


Kenneth Hill of Coldwater and Vern Dean Schultz of Greensburg were both killed when the car in which they were riding ran into a horse on Highway No. 1 about 8 miles south of the county line.

The accident occurred about midnight Sunday night while the boys were coming to Coldwater from Greensburg. The car hit the horse with such force that the horse was cut completely in two.

They were found almost immediately after the accident and rushed to the hospital in Dodge City. The Schultz boy died before reaching there and Hill died a few hours later without recovering consciousness.

Kenneth Hill was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hill, a ranchman in Kiowa. Kenneth attended school in Coldwater. Vern Dean Schultz was a nephew of Dr. Schultz of Coldwater.

Stray cattle have caused several accidents and near accidents in this vicinity within the past few weeks. If the highways are to remain safe to travel on, all cattle must be kept fenced in.

Thanks to Shirley Brier for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news article to this web site!

This RootsWeb website is being created by Jerry Ferrin with the able assistance of many Contributors. Your comments, suggestions and contributions of historical information and photographs to this site are welcome. Please sign the Guest Book. This page was last updated 14 January 2006.